Highlights

AJC Cites Film Tax Credit Study

Posted On August 3, 2016
Categories Highlights, In the News

Gov. Nathan Deal’s office has released new figures on the impact of the Georgia film industry, saying that total spending topped $2 billion for the first time ever during the 2016 fiscal year.

Several news outlets reported the announcement, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which also highlighted a 2016 report on the film tax credit by… more »

Low-Income Single Moms Show Greater Earnings than Other Groups

Posted On July 29, 2016

ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.

Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to the… more »

Associate Director Talks Tax Breaks for New Plans for Old GM Site

Posted On May 9, 2016
Categories Highlights, In the News

Carolyn Bourdeaux, associate director of the Fiscal Research Center, was interviewed by the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution regarding redevelopment of the old GM site in Doraville.

Specifically, Bourdeaux commented on the possibility of tax breaks for the site’s redevelopment in the event that DeKalb County school system does not want to participate in a tax allocation district to finance the project.

“Yes, they… more »

Job Seekers Look to Georgia Post-Recession, Says Senior Researcher

Posted On March 30, 2016
Categories Highlights, In the News

Lakshmi Pandey, a senior researcher with the Fiscal Research Center, was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding new Census estimates for metro-Atlanta.

The estimates show that about 420,000 additional people moved to metro-Atlanta since 2000, increasing the regions’s population to 5.7 million and keeping it among the fastest growing areas in the… more »